Placebo effects and healing through belief system
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...healing methods, particularly religious or spiritual healing, where symbols (e.g. objects, images, words) commonly comprise major therapeutic elements. A potent healing tool, the placebo effect does not comprise all non-biomedical treatment, several of which include medication and other particular treatments (Rajagopal, 2006, p. 186). This paper argues that the placebo effect is a real and very effective healing instrument, extensively, liberally, and ingeniously used in local and traditional healing practices all over the world... to bring out placebo effects are through religious or spiritual meanings and symbols. The prevalent role of belief system in therapeutic...